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The gallo-roman villa "des Bruyères" in Treignes

300 m from the present village centre, surrounded by farmland, stood up from the Ist to the IVth century A.D., a villa surrounded by his outbuildings extended on a area largely over 6 hectares. The remains were excavated between 1980 and 1987, by the Amphora asbl. The excavations were then undertaken by the Cedarc between 1994 and 2000. The restoration and showcasing of the site have been realised with the support of the Direction de l'Archéologie of the Division du Patrimoine of the Région Wallonne.

The vast residence whose we can admire the base of the walls were built about the middle of the Ist century. It's made up of many rooms and a wide bath installation including a caldarium (warm steam bath), a tepidarium (lukewarm steam bath) and a frigidarium (cold water pool). The cellar, very well preserved, shows nice walls with niches. The draining system of the whole building is still viewable.

The site is open access. Guided tours are also offered.

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